Sunny days are supposed to bring sunshine and a whole lot of energy, but not to everyone. Kids, in particular, tend to be uncomfortable and stressed when it’s too hot. Hence, it is important to watch them closely, and keep them cool and comfy amidst the sweltering heat.

With these simple tips, you won’t have to worry about your little ones when it’s just too humid outside:

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1. Make water his or her best friend. Some kids are too lazy to ask for water when they’re thirsty. It’s best to offer them water as often as possible. Some reports say that coffee and soda increase a person’s risk for dehydration. When it doubt, remember that water is your best and healthiest choice.

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2. It pays to have good ventilation at home. When they are indoors, determine the coolest spot inside your house and let them stay there more. Using an air conditioner is understandable but if you can’t use it the entire day, open all the windows to let air in.

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3. Take precautions when doing outdoor activities. When outdoors, make sure your kid takes a break and drinks water once in a while. Bring extra clothes and towels wherever you go to ensure that he stays dry. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen. Sweaty clothes and bad odour will make your child feel even more uncomfortable. Also, if possible, schedule outdoor activities in the early morning, late afternoon, or evenings.

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4. Dress them comfortably. Don’t torture your kid with inappropriate OOTDs during the warm season. Let them wear light, loose, and cotton clothes. Light colors also work better as dark hued clothes absorb heat.

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5. Make bathtime a fun habit. Some kids just love taking time in the water and now is the perfect chance to let them win. Turn bathtime into playtime by doing fun things like allowing them to bathe with small toys.

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6. Exert extra effort when it comes to food. A hot weather calls for refreshing meals. Give them less hot food and more chilled items like frozen fruit or milk shakes. Ice cream, anyone?

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7. Spritz some cologne. While this won’t reduce the heat for our kids, adding a bit of a good scent on their clothing and on the body may help them feel fresh even under sun exposure.


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